Was it mild Colic or not?
I have a 22 y/o Tennessee Walker female. The other night, when I brought her up to eat her grain for dinner, at first she acted like she was choking, and wouldn't eat, (she has choked before so I started working on taking care of that), but then she started acting like her belly was bothering her. She bit at her sides a bit, then went and layed down, she layed there for a few minutes, while I was comforting her, she "Tooted" a couple of times while she was laying down, then in a few minutes she got up, didnt make it the first time, tried again, and let out a big "Toot" when she forced herself up. Then she stood for a minute, then walked a few steps, then layed down again, "Tooted" a few more times, tried to roll but couldn't due to being on a hill, then got up, stood for a minute, then was fine, happily eating her food, like nothing had happened. She had been out on a grass field that she hadn't been on in a while for a few hours grazing that day, I was wondering if it was because she ate alot of grass or what?
Also, the way she was acting, it reminded me of the way my daughter acts, who suffers from bad gas pains sometimes, I have never heard of a horse being like that before but it was just like it. With my daughter when she gets the gas pains I will rub her belly and do little exercises with her legs to help relieve her discomfort, was wondering if there was something similar (like a massage or something) that I could do to help her if this happens again. Does it sound like it was a slight Colic or what???? I am still baffled as to exactly what occured so any advice or experiences would be appreciated!